SANTA CLARA, Calif.—The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance is introducing access control and intrusion detection profiles for the physical security industry, according to a statement from the organization.
LAS VEGAS—Hacking a biometric system makes for great headlines, but should this latest research on hacking iris-recognition systems make security professionals worried about using the technology as part of an identity authentication or access control solution? Security Director News spoke with one subject-matter expert to find out.
I don't endorse the products or services of individual companies on Security Director News, and I don't intend to do so here, but sometimes a particular company does something cool, which I think is worth pointing out. This is one of those times. I just watched a cool marketing video (embedded below) that Brivo has created to explain how cloud-based access control works. The video uses the entertaining animated-whiteboard technique popularized by the RSA with its series of animated videos, which often provide entertaining enlightenment, and can be seen here.
VILLANOVA, Penn.—Villanova University is a week away from wrapping up the biggest test so far of using Near Field Communications technology to transform a college student's mobile phone into his or her access control credential.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Intelligent Access Systems in September hired a new vice president of IT, Mike Baranski, whose first project is to oversee the creation of new access control software for regulated industries.
CHICAGO–Schneider Electric, a global player in building automation and energy management systems, expects physical security to be one of its major growth areas going forward, according to Jim Sandelin, SVP of the company’s Buildings Business in the Americas.
IRVINE, Calif.—HID Global executives are excited to talk about the official launch of its new mobile access control platform—called iCLASS SE. It’s a platform, previewed at ISC West this year, that HID predicts will “usher in a new era of digital keys and new portable identity credentials.”